More lineart for you!
'They had great brooches of emerald, earings of pearls that were so great and round and plentiful that they were reminiscent of small bunches of grapes. Also, they were adorned with gold that was inlaid with bits of broken up shell, polished until they shone bright as opals. These were the prince and princess of Perania, the island kingdom whose eye was always fixed upon the sea. As far as a man could dream, and farther than a man could see, her ships did sail; though none had ever reached Corminlan continent to the far south. Thus now did the Cormorin sailors gaze upon the fairest city in all of Evaland, faces full all of wonder and they were quite enamored of her...'
Prince Hanu and Princess Sasa from my Evaland Chronicles, which I someday hope to write down. x,x Darrow the Cormorin buckaneer of sorts, discovered the country in the late 1300's ANE (After NesGally's Expedition), and immediately before the Red Wars. The kingdom had traded with the Morinan of the farthest Northern Coasts of the Northern Continent for over four hundred years, and their culture was left relatively untouched until Darrow brought his people in. Kind of like Perry's opening of Japan, he forced the royal family into open trade with his own people. Then, about six and a half years later, finally usurped the throne from the prince and princess. Actually, it was more like taking the throne from the royal advisor, Sedu Hauk, who was said to have sold his soul to Wheiyah the Lady of Winds in order to obtain unnaturally long life. Though Perania was a principality, an ages-old curse from an argument with the Skygods made it a corrupt one. It was doomed by its own laws, which were many and most were ridiculous, especially regarding the crown. Seku was able to run the country for at least a couple of centuries almost completely unchecked. Darrow brought in a new culture and complete reformation. But by the end of his reign, the country little resembled what it had once been: a kingdom whose glory could rival that of Earth's Persia. Instead, it became a colony of Corminlan and adopted Cormorin ways of dress and society.
Ok, you probably did not want that useless history lesson... anyways, a colored version is forthcoming... once I get going on the work I am supposed to do for other peoples. XD